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2021 Vanguard Scientific Virtual Summit | Inside the Industry | Host Profiles

On April 14th, 2021 Vanguard Scientific is hosting a 4-hour Webinar Event titled:

Inside the Industry: Meeting the Buyer Where They are Today & Understanding Where the Market is Going Tomorrow.

The Webinar Event is designed to give a current and multi-perspective understanding of the cannabinoid market within the US as well as the evolving global landscape. Consisting of five total segments featuring panels of recognized industry leaders with backgrounds in Compliance, Technology, CPG, Pharmaceuticals, and Investment, this event will seek to provide a foundational guide around what the industry actually looks like in 2021, and how we can best collaboratively leverage the post-COVID and post-Legalization landscape to capture the revenue opportunities of tomorrow while working together.


Host Bio’s

Matthew Anderson

CEO / Founder

Vanguard Scientific

Matthew Anderson is an entrepreneur, pioneer and steward of conscious capital investing. Through his dedication to spiritual science and the belief that plant-based medicines can heal, Matt is looking to disrupt what traditional society considers therapeutic as parallels between modern chemistry, physics and eastern mysticism continue to gain evidence-based traction.

Having spent a good part of the past decade as a private equity manager, operator and public speaker in the US and International Cannabis and Hemp Industries, Anderson is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard Scientific™, a project focused, professional services and technology integration consulting firm that works directly with clients to develop extraction facilities, enable high-quality, integrated supply chain capabilities and employ processing standards to meet specific regulatory requirements of natural ingredient and pharmaceutical compliance.

Anne Donohoe

Managing Director


Anne G. Donohoe is a Managing Director in public relations at KCSA. She has been with the company for more than a 15 years. Her work spans many different industries, but her most recent focus has been in the burgeoning cannabis industry. With a passion for innovative companies with good stories to tell, she has honed her skills in strategic planning, writing, media relations, messaging and content creation.

Anne helped launch the KCSA Cannabis Practice and leads the cannabis team in the Los Angeles office. Her voice can be heard on The Green Rush, a podcast about the business of cannabis, which she not only hosts but co-created and co-produces. In 2019, she was named one of the top 100 Women in Weed by Green Market Report.

Stephen Murphy


Prohibition Partners

Stephen Murphy is Co-Founder of Prohibition Partners, the leading source of intelligence and insights into the European cannabis industry and Co-Founder of Cannabis Europa, Europe’s premier medical cannabis conference.

Stephen is also Co-Founder & CEO of Prohibition Holdings, a global leader in cannabis data, tech and media, managing a portfolio of some of the best-known brands in the industry. Stephen was Co-Founder of ECH, a medical cannabis incubator that has been instrumental in opening up the European market. Stephen is a highly regarded industry thought leader and is often featured at industry events, quoted by mainstream media and referenced by companies all around the world.

With a background in technology, digital media and corporate finance, Stephen works with investors, entrepreneurs and governments to identify, qualify and maximize the opportunities in this emerging frontier.

Douglas J. Peckenpaugh

Group Editorial Director

BNP Media

Douglas J. Peckenpaugh is Group Editorial Director of Snack, Bakery, Cannabis, Meat, Candy and Food Safety for BNP Media. He has over two decades of publishing experience following the food industry from farm to fork, covering agriculture, ingredient processing, CPG and foodservice R&D, retail and restaurant menu trends, and retail grocery branding. He is a member and past president of the International Foodservice Editorial Council. Doug studied Professional and Creative Writing at Purdue University.


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